Orland Park Eagle Scout’s project benefits kids with cancer
June 6, 2013 5:40PM
Eagle Scout Nick Zona displays two newly constructed treasure chests and toys at the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation warehouse in Orland Park. | Supplied photo
Updated: July 10, 2013 6:02AM
Nick Zona, of Orland Park, recently awarded two treasure chests, toys, gift cards and $200 to the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation as part of his Eagle Scout project.
Zona organized and coordinated a construction project along with a toy drive to attain Eagle Scout status, the highest rank for members of the Boy Scouts of America.
Because of Zona’s hard work, ProCure Proton Therapy Centers in Oklahoma City, and Somerset, N.J., will become the recipients of handcrafted treasure chests.
ProCure Proton Therapy Centers serve children and teens using radiation therapy for many types of tumors.
Asked about his motivation to help the treasure chest foundation, Zona said, “I realized that kids don’t have a chance to fight cancer on their own so I wanted to do something good for the children. The power of God is in us all.”
The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides comfort and distraction from procedures to children and teens diagnosed with cancer by providing a toy, gift or gift certificate
For more information, contact Colleen Kisel at (708) 687-8697 or visit www.treasurechest.org.